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Real Identity: Gorilla Grodd
Affiliation(s): Secret Society and Legion of Doom
Appearances: The Brave and the Bold Part One, Part Two, Only a Dream Part One, The Secret Society Part One, Part Two, I am Legion, To Another Shore, Dead Reckoning, the Great Brain Robbery and Alive!
Powers/Skills: Mental Manipulation, Genius, Above Average Strength, and Strategy
Voiced By: Powers Boothe
A scientific genius and dangerous renegade from Gorilla City, a hidden civilization of highly-evolved talking apes. In addition to his natural physical strength, Grodd's powerful mind force can move solid objects and control weaker minds.
After appearing to have lost his mind, Grodd made a shocking return as the leader of the Secret Society. He vowes to destroy the Justice League, as he believes the weak of the world should be crushed and the greater "gods" such as himself should rule as the master race.
Grodd formed the Legion of Doom as a co-operation among super villains. The premise of the alliance was that if a villain were opposed by the JLU, they would be able to call upon the aid of the Legion of Doom. The Legion of Doom would then take 25% of the profit from the theft. Grodd's latest recruit was none other than Lex Luthor. He managed to sway Luthor to join by offering the last known piece of Brainiac in return when the time came.
Grodd's ultimate plan was still to take over the world. He implemented magic and technology, the Heart of Nanda Parbat, an amplifier built by Lex Luthor, Gorilla City's shield generator and his own genetic reconfiguration matrix. With all items in place, Grodd planned to send out a carrier wave that would rewrite the DNA of every human into an ape. Grodd's plan was defeated by Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Lex Luthor was less than pleased with Grodd and shot him unconscious. Luthor assumed leadership of the Legion.
Luthor attempted to extract information about the Brainiac piece by interfacing with Grodd's mind. At the same time, Dr. Fate was following a psychic trail in Flash's mind. With Grodd as the conduit, Luthor and Flash traded minds. Grodd patiently waited for the Legion to discover Flash was in Luthor's body. Later, when Luthor rigged the Legion headquarters to fly into space, Grodd was freed by Tala to reassume control. With the Eye of Agamotto, Luthor was able to resist and repell Grodd's thought waves back onto Grodd. Luthor ejected Grodd into space.
Grodd somehow survived and returned to Earth. A couple years later, he invaded Washington D.C. with an army of mutant gorillas. Shayera Hol, Green Lantern John Stewart, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, Big Barda, Mr. Miracle, Booster Gold, Superman, Blue Beetle, Vixen, Fire, and Ice responded to the alert.